Wilderness Kayaking Checklist

July 6, 2006 By: Marshall Cutchin

“Like biking trails for cyclists and hiking paths for backpackers, a handful of coastal kayak trails is offering ways for novice and expert paddlers alike to explore new territory, fish or just get lost on purpose. The trails, offered now in a few states, include trail markers and maps keyed to Global Positioning Systems waypoints.” Phil Shook includes a handy list of essential take-alongs for kayakers considering a wilderness adventure, including a spare paddle, flares and heavy diameter haul lines with carabiner. On DeseretNews.com.